EXCLUSIVE: Joel McHale, star of the NBC comedy series Community and host of E!’s The Soup, has signed with WME for film and television. He will stay with Gersh, where he had been represented, for personal appearances, including his standup comedy gigs. McHale’s NBC series, Community, now in its second season, anchors NBC’s Thursday comedy lineup at 8 PM. And I hear McHale has just signed a new 2-year deal with E! to continue as the host of The Soup, a pop culture satiric news magazine which has run for 7 seasons and recently marked its 300th episode. McHale, who will continue to be manged by Jon and James Dolin, co-executive produces The Soup and is looking to expand further into producing. He has three movies coming out next year, What’s Your Number, The Big Year and Spy Kids 4, and is set to host the Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 26.
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